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Segniust
« on: March 06, 2010 02:38:39 PM »

I've added pictures below, but this is my dilema. I have one room, that I have to transform for a little under $400. Right now, it's completely gray and massive. It looks like a prison cell. Unfortunately teenagers and prison cell looking rooms don't mix too well. So they told me to think of something to do with the room, they want to do like a whole city vibe or a "steam punk" look. So I decided to go with a NYC theme. Problem is, while I'm an architect student, I'm seriously not that much of an interior designer and things that I come up with don't fall under their budget.

So far I've come up with creating tables out of wooden pallets, placing city skyline stencils on the wall, putting manhole rugs on the ground, using chinese lanterns for lighting, and zbricking some of the walls and graffiting them. But when I keep imagining it, it doesn't seem very "city-esque". So I thought that some people out there can give me a little more advice on what to do. It would really help me out.

The first two picture is the current "look" of the room. The other pictures are used to give you an idea of the size of it. I'm like dying just thinking of what to do. >>

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tomico
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010 01:28:48 PM »

Steampunk is usually a lot of fun to play with. It has a lot of variations of themes. Some use Jules Vern or H.G. Wells as a starting point, or it could play up the industrialized aspect with exposed pipes and clockworks, or you could use Victorian home life as a basis with a modern twist, or world travel set in an earlier era, or robots and travel to the moon.

If you are set on a NY city scape you may want to add some things such as street lamps or the front ends of cars turned into couches. Yinyl "Statues of Liberty" are available at craft stores. You could go for a NY on Broadway look with the screen looking like it is a huge billboard on a building and a street scene of the outside. Or, you could play up a lot of silver fabric and the long curtains of silver foil strips. You could work some stuff in paper mache' and get the kids involved with making the sculptures. Use old cardboard boxes as building. I think you could do a lot with plywood, chicken wire, fabric, newspaper, cardboard and paint. Set designers may actually be where you want get the most help from.
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Sparkle Motion Dreamer
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010 06:47:06 AM »

For a NYC look, I immediately thought you wanted a studio apartment look, but that's not what you're interested in. I'd say rather than blow the money on a certain design, maybe something as simple as changing the wall color would help? Have the kids paint murals on the walls, or buy some paint (is one wall red already? paint the opposing wall red or white) and repaint a few walls. Thrifting furniture is a good way to get cheap items and it's fairly cheap to fix pieces up. That could be a project for kids to group up and search for a piece or two, and whoever gets the best or most efficient piece, or the most pieces for the lowest price, will get to pick the design for one wall or the color for it.
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Segniust
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010 10:30:13 PM »

Alright thanks for the help. I'll definitely look into those ideas. ^_^
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